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3-23-13 Baccus

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noun  1. a priest, priestess, or votary of Bacchus; bacchanal.  2. a drunken reveler.

adjective  3. inclined to revelry.

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thyrsi – plural  for thrysus:

1. Botany . a thyrse.

2. Greek Antiquity . a staff tipped with a pine cone and sometimes twined with ivy and vine branches,
borne by Dionysus and his votaries.

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1. one of the thin, narrow, shaped pieces of wood that form the sides of a cask, tub, or similar vessel.
2. a stick, rod, pole, or the like.
3. a rung of a ladder, chair, etc.
4. Prosody .

a. a verse or stanza of a poem or song.
b. the alliterating sound in a line of verse, as the w- sound in wind in the willows.

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Image is a segment of painting by Giordano, Baccus mit seinem Gefolge der Faunen und Satyren



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Solipsism: Something related to sunburned lips?

solipsism: noun

1. Philosophy . the theory that only the self exists, or can be proved to exist.
2. extreme preoccupation with and indulgence of one’s feelings, desires, etc.; egoistic self-absorption.

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Philtre: Related to phial, British vial?

philtre (British) philter (US) noun

1. a drink supposed to arouse love, desire, etc

She broke my little bottle of philtre number nine.

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Fulminate: To culminate, fully?


verb (used without object) 1. to explode with a loud noise; detonate.
2. to issue denunciations or the like (usually followed by against ): The minister fulminated against legalized vice.

verb (used with object)3. to cause to explode.
4. to issue or pronounce with vehement denunciation, condemnation, or the like.

noun 5. one of a group of unstable, explosive compounds derived from fulminic acid, especially the mercury salt of fulminic acid, which is a powerful detonating agent.

The timer  was set to fulminate the bomb in thirty seconds.

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Potentates: Strong spirits like bootleg whiskey?

potentates: noun- a person who possesses great power, as a sovereign, monarch, or ruler.
The potenates were arriving for the world peace summit.

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Internecine: Related to Internal medicine?

internecine: Adjective
1. of or pertaining to conflict or struggle within a group
2. mutually destructive.
3. characterized by great slaughter; deadly.
The death toll from the internecine battle was a cautionary tale for both sides.

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Zeitgeist: A new brand of blemish cover-up?

zeitgeist [tsahyt-gahyst] German noun: the spirit of the time; general trend of thought or
feeling characteristic of a particular period of time.
New tax legislation would be a mistake in light of the zeitgeist of American citizens.

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